NAMM Show 2014? Yeah we went….

Want to see some cool things that we saw? Check it out!


2013 Strings For Food Campaign = SUCCESS!

Strings for Food

Look at all the cans!

The 2013 campaign to get some canned goods for the SCV Food Pantry was a success. 24 guitars were restrung and 205 pounds of food were collected. Some customers didn’t bring guitars, but only brought food. It was a community effort for sure.

Dennis and Jason were excited, but leery. “I wanted to get as much food as I could for the SCV Food Pantry, but at the same time I was thinking, I don’t want to restring 100 guitars!” This was the first year for the KGMC staff, but it won’t be the last.

Jason restringing a dobro.

Jason restringing a dobro.

With help from Ben Cole of D’Addario, KGMC was provided with enough strings to get the job done, and well. The day was a mix of electrics and acoustics. Customers mingled and watched as people brought in more cans and more guitars.

Strings For Food 2013 – Sponsored by D’Addario

Keyboard Galleria Music Center and D’Addario have teamed up to help out the SCV Food Pantry by sponsoring this year’s Strings For Food event.

Bring in a 6 string guitar, and 5 cans of food, and we’ll put new strings on that guitar. AND we’ll do up to 3 guitars for you (15 cans). No locking tremolos please. 🙂


And if you don’t play guitar, or don’t need strings, bring in cans of food and we’ll give you a percentage off for every can you bring in, up to 15 cans. Some exclusions apply, but let’s have some fun with this.

Of course you don’t have to get anything restrung or buy anything. If you would just like to bring in some cans of food to help out the cause, that’d be awesome.

Let’s do our best to get a bunch of canned goods to the SCV Food Pantry for Thanksgiving.

When: 11/16, 10-3 pm
Where: Keyboard Galleria Music
Cost: FREE! (5 cans of food)

Are You In Tune? [GoGo Tuners]

There are a lot of tuners out there, and everyone can have their favorite. Sometimes your favorite is the coolest looking one, or the best priced, or even the one with most features. Sometimes, it is all of the above.

GoGo really knocks it out of the park with their tuners. Here are some video reviews so you don’t have to take our word for it.

Click HERE to buy them online.

Not All Guitar Strings Are Created Equally

Everyone has the preference in string, because we all have a preferred feel and tone in our fingers and heads.

Here is one of our favorites, EXP by D’Addario.

D’Addario’s breakthrough EXP Coated Technology produces strings with the natural tone & feel of uncoated strings, with at least 4 times more life. EXP’s allow a guitar’s voice to ring true.

With the creation of our new EXP Wire manufacturing facility we have invested in wire coating machinery which allows us to fully control and develop advancements in coating technology for wound strings that is second-to-none in the guitar string industry.

The EXP Wire machine draws wire from rod, anneals, cleans, coats, cures and spools wire in one continuous process. This ensures our tight tolerances and specifications are adhered to.

We test every spool of wire with a sophisticated digital micrometer which measures the concentricity of the coating thickness to 2/10,000 of an inch. We have successfully reduced the coating thickness by at least 50%, which allows the string to retain even more of its inherent brightness and natural uncoated tone, while maintaining EXP’s renowned durability and long-life characteristics. You won’t believe they are coated!

Source: D’Addario

12 Days of…. from MXR & Dunlop


from Dunlop:

“Starting today and running every day through Monday December 24th, we’ll post a new entry here on the Dunlop Blog about the MXR Custom Badass series of effects. To enter to win, simply use the comments section at the end of each blog post to answer the daily question. Each day, we’ll choose one player to win both of these great effects!”


Get $50-100 Off of Bedell Guitars

From now until the end of the year, you can get $50-100 off of an already low price, instantly.
No forms to mail in, and no checks to wait for.  This is just money staying in your pocket.